This Week’s Tweets, Pins and Tumbls

Here are some cool links I shared on my Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr accounts these last couple of weeks:


Cover Reveal: Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk — A Fuse #8 Production

My Top Middle Grade, Picture Book and YA of 2016 via

The PC Police Crack Down on… Kids Books –

R.J. Palacio and Meg Medina Talk Diversity and Children’s Books

Ringing in 2017 with a visit from Carin Berger, sharing process images and art from her upcoming January book: .

A Roundup of Courage and Bravery Books for Girls via

There is something revealing about the books one truly loves in childhood and adolescence –

Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone via


Book Reading 2016

KU library workers push inclusion wearing preferred gender pronoun buttons

Libraries Nationwide Seek to Foster Dialog


15 Of The Best YA Books Of January 2017 To Start The Year Off Right

Women in Comics: Looking Ahead to 2017 – The Hub


35 Best Picture Books of 2016

OK, this is the final list of my annual favorites. And it’s a quirky one, perhaps revealing far too much about my odd and distinct tastes! It’s not going to be one that matches anyone else’s, and I hope you find some new treasures to enjoy:

Apples and Robins 25332012

Apples and Robins by Lucie Felix

Before I Leave by Jessixa Bagley

Before Morning Best Frints in the Whole Universe

Before Morning by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Beth Krommes

Best Frints in the Whole Universe by Antoinette Portis

The Branch A Child of Books

The Branch by Mireille Messier

A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston

27130709 Circle

Chirri and Chirra by Kaya Doi

Circle by Jeannie Baker

Du Iz Tak? A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

A Hat for Mrs. Goldman by Michelle Edwards, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Horrible Bear! How This Book Was Made

Horrible Bear! by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Zachariah OHora

How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett

A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals Ideas Are All Around

A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Ideas Are All Around by Philip C. Stead

Into the Snow 28818766

Into the Snow by Yuki Kaneko, illustrated by Masamitsu Saito

The Journey by Francesca Sanna

Leave Me Alone Lion Lessons

Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol

Lion Lessons by Jon Agee

Lucy Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood

Lucy by Randy Cecil

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael López

The Night Gardener One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree

The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers

One Day in the Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom

Pinocchio: The Origin Story 28118479

Pinocchio: The Origin Story by Alessandro Sanna

The Sound of Silence by Katrina Goldsaito, illustrated by Julia Kuo

30205595 Super Happy Magic Forest

Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey by Margriet Ruurs, artwork by Nizar Ali Badr

Super Happy Magic Forest by Matty Long

The Sword in the Stove 28101612

The Sword in the Stove by Frank W. Dormer

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

Thunder Boy Jr. Twenty Yawns

Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Yuyi Morales

Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley, illustrated by Lauren Castillo

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles The Water Princess

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Erin E. Stead

The Water Princess by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

What Color is the Wind? The White Cat and the Monk: A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán”

What Color Is the Wind? by Anne Herbauts

The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrated by Sydney Smith


Worm Loves Worm by JJ Austrian, illustrated by Mike Curato